The Fitzpatrick Center at Duke in autumn.

The Scholar Experience

incoming summer

  • Five-week hybrid, stipend-supported summer program on the Duke campus and in Durham, NC
  • Meet other incoming Clark Scholars at Duke and build a strong team bond
  • Get an intensive, curated introduction to college study and life

First Year

  • Orientation program on leadership and resilience
  • Thrive course focusing on building resilience, creating a community, and developing personal well-being
  • Regular team meetings and check-ins


  • Focused, summer-long international entrepreneurship program 
  • Technical skills boot camp with an internship to apply skills to a real-world project
  • Living expenses and stipend are paid for by the program

Sophomore Year

  • Service course focusing on community engagement
  • Partner with a local community organization and lead a cohort service project

Junior Year

  • Courses on startup management and accounting
  • Leadership training

Senior Year

  • Job placement support
  • Clark Scholars graduation celebration

How to Apply »